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High Mechanical Performance Based on Physically Linked Double Network (DN) Hydrogels

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Institute of Chemical Industry of Forestry Products, CAF, Nanjing 210042, China
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Key Laboratory for Organic Electronics & Information Displays and Institute of Advanced Materials, Nanjing University of Post & Telecommunications, Nanjing 210021, China
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School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China
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Materials 2019, 12(20), 3333; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12203333
Received: 18 September 2019 / Revised: 9 October 2019 / Accepted: 10 October 2019 / Published: 12 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Research Advances in Natural Polymer-Based Hydrogels)
A new design strategy was proposed to improve the mechanical performance of double network (DN) hydrogels by introducing polyhydroxy compounds into the DN structure and form a physically linked double network through the interaction of hydrogen bonding. Herein, agar/poly(acrylic acid)/hydroxyethyl cellulose composite hydrogels could be prepared by a simple one-pot method. The resulting hydrogels exhibit highly mechanical properties and excellent recoverability, which have potential applications in biomedical fields.
Keywords: double network hydrogels; hydroxyethyl cellulose; one pot double network hydrogels; hydroxyethyl cellulose; one pot
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Niu, L.; Zhang, Y.; Shen, L.; Sheng, Q.; Fu, S.; Chen, S.; Du, Y.; Chen, Y.; Liu, Y. High Mechanical Performance Based on Physically Linked Double Network (DN) Hydrogels. Materials 2019, 12, 3333.

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